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ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins University Experts to Brief Capitol Hill on Coronavirus

March 5, 2020
CONTACT: Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805
jrosen@jhu.edu and jhunews@jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins University experts in public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness will offer a briefing this Friday for Capitol Hill officials seeking facts and perspective on COVID-19 and the new coronavirus as it spreads worldwide.

During Friday’s event, Hopkins on the Hill: Update on COVID-19, Congressional staff and media will hear directly from the researchers and get answers to questions regarding the best ways to mobilize resources, improve care and save lives.

Johns Hopkins experts have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. Event presenters will include the researcher who created the outbreak map being used by officials worldwide to track the virus; Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security leadership that designed the Global Health Security Index; a virology and immunology expert in respiratory viruses; a health system epidemiologist and infection control expert; and a leader in clinical nursing response.

WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday March 6, 2020

WHERE: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building (Committee on Appropriations room). Attendees should enter on Independence Avenue, go up the steps, turn right, then take elevator or stairs to the third floor.

WHO: The moderator will be Lauren Sauer, director of Operations with the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR). Experts presenting include:

  • Jason Farley: Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.
  • Lauren Gardner: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, whose lab created the coronavirus tracking map being used worldwide.
  • Tom Inglesby: Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Lisa Maragakis: Senior director of infection prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System and an epidemiologist.
  • Andy Pekosz: Co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Credentialed media are invited. Pre-set time is 12:30 pm. To attend, please RSVP to Jill Rosen, jrosen@jhu.edu.

For more information and resources on COVID-19, please bookmark Johns Hopkins University and Medicine’s newly launched online portal: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

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